The Library is closed through Sunday, March 3rd, for ongoing repair work. We will reopen on Monday, March 4th with regular hours.
The Rees Family Children’s Library, the Jim and Dede Bartlett Auditorium, and the Community Room will remain closed as we work to reshelve our children's collections. You can request children's materials by placing a hold online or in the Library. Please visit this page for more details about our reopening.
With access to billions of birth, marriage, death, census, land and court records from more than 130 countries, FamilySearch can help you discover and make family connections when researching genealogy. The service has over 6 billion searchable names and 2 billion images of historical genealogical records, and adds over 300 million free genealogical records and images online yearly from all over the world.
As an affiliate library with FamilySearch, New Canaan Library patrons have access to additional digital records not available outside a family history center while accessing the database on-site. These digital records include images and names indexes. Currently, there are about 400 million original records available in a digital format that affiliate libraries have access to.
To use FamilySearch, set up an individual account by creating a username and password (which you will need to remember) and providing all the required information.
Once you are signed in, you will be able to access all of the additional resources of FamilySearch’s genealogical resources while at the library.
If you are looking for help finding resources with FamilySearch, try using the FamilySearch Research Wiki: https://www.familysearch.org/en/wiki/Main_Page